AR Industry

February 26, 2020

Survey says… AR teams are overworked and underfunded. Why?

When we sat down to review the data from our inaugural staffing and recruiting challenges survey, we were intrigued to see whether the data would confirm our suspicions or if the data would surprise us.  ...

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Best practices,On the Spot

February 21, 2020

Andrea’s favorite analyst icebreakers

If you’ve poked around our blog and website, hopefully, you’ve noticed that Spotlight is pretty unique. We only focus on analyst relations, so with a growing company of 60+ AR pros, we have some highly ...

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AR Industry

February 12, 2020

AR communities: how & when to use them

There is no denying analyst relations is a niche field. Most of us stumbled into this profession and are working hard to keep it growing. But by sheer numbers, we’re a small portion of technology ...

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AR Industry

January 21, 2020

A basic guide to Gartner analyst groups

Gartner is the world’s largest industry analyst firm by just about any metric, so it’s likely to house many of your key analysts. With more than 2,000 analysts and other experts around the globe, Gartner ...

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Evangelizing AR

November 19, 2019

Overcoming objections to analyst influence

Recently, we discussed objections to the “AR game,” but we know objections in AR don’t stop there. Too often analysts are misunderstood by our leadership and stakeholders. Others in our orgs usually don’t know analysts ...

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Advanced AR techniques,Best practices

November 12, 2019

The workflow you need for managing inbound analyst requests

Often when we talk about analyst relations opportunities we’re talking about the opportunities that we create. We have our priority list of analysts we want to engage with and we make those engagements happen via ...

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Evangelizing AR

October 29, 2019

Overcoming objections to “the AR game”

A reality of working in analyst relations is that you often have to justify the effort, expense, and importance of the channel to different people at different times throughout your tenure. This challenge is unique ...

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Advanced AR techniques,Best practices

September 23, 2019

How to quickly deliver meaning and inform strategy after analyst interactions

Too often, we don’t stop and fully unpack what happened in analyst interactions. We internalize feelings, maybe share a few external comments, but move on to executing our next task that our busy schedules demand ...

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Advanced AR techniques,Best practices

June 11, 2019

What’s your relationship status? An overview of Spotlight’s Maturity Model

When it comes to analyst prioritization and segmentation, there are many ways to divvy up the landscape. Some models we love are organizing analysts by core and opportunistic to our objectives, tiering by levels of ...

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Best practices

May 13, 2019

The five things you should always note after an analyst interaction

We all know building relationships with analysts doesn’t happen overnight. But, it’s important to remember that it also doesn’t happen without thoughtful and purposeful actions. While it’s a common best practice to prepare before analyst ...

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